05 Sep 2017
Trees & Triangles By the Jar: Christmas Trees Custom Made Out of Baby Food Jars!
On a cold winter morning, I walked into the reception area of Dart Transit Company where I worked, and that's where I first spotted it. The sparkly warmth of that Christmas tree displayed on the credenza was a bright spot in my morning. I just had to see this beautiful tree up close! As I examined the construction, I was amazed to see that it was made from ordinary baby food jars! I have never forgotten the image and how it inspired my creativity. Little did I know at that moment that making beautiful Christmas trees would become such a big part of my life!
31 Aug 2017
Get To Know: John Waters, Dart Transit Company’s Owner Operator of the Month
Dart is proud of the many professional, caring, safe, and detail-oriented individuals who work for and contract with our Network. One of those owner operators is John Waters, who has operated under contract with Dart since 2016.
30 Aug 2017
Dart Donates School Supplies to Local Community
The school year is going to be starting off extra bright for students in need in Minnesota. Dart partnered with Connie Bauman, Collections Analyst at Dart, to provide school supplies to children in need within Dakota, Scott, and Carver counties – located just south of the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metro area. Connie, along with her husband Dennis, love giving back to the community they called home for so many years in honor of their son Adam.
30 Aug 2017
Remembering Dart Owner Operator Travis Gerald Darden: 1948 – 2017
For Dart Network Fleet Manager Dan Winstead, there are only a handful of drivers who have connected with him like Travis Gerald Darden did. An owner-operator with Dart between 1999 and 2011, Darden and Winstead worked together extensively. “Fantastic contractor. He always had a can-do attitude and a true love for trucking,” said Winstead.
30 Aug 2017
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar Visits Dart Corporate Headquarters
(EAGAN, Minn.) – The Dart Network, a premiere name in transportation and logistics and a Minnesota-based company since 1934, had the opportunity to host United States Senator Amy Klobuchar for a press conference on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. The event was held at the Dart’s corporate headquarters in Eagan, Minnesota.
29 Aug 2017
Dart's New "Lunch and Learn" Program Helps Educate Employees On All Aspects About Dart
Dart is starting an exciting new program called Lunch and Learn! Lunch and Learn will be an opportunity for employees from all operating locations to hear from Dart’s Leadership team about different aspects of the company. Employees outside of the Eagan office will be able to call in to participate.
25 Aug 2017
Dart Kicks Off Summer with Military Truck Ceremony
With great excitement and preparation, the Dart Network was honored to hand over the keys to three new military-themed Kenworth T680 trucks on Flag Day at the Dart Corporate Headquarters in Eagan, Minnesota. Special guests included representatives Kenworth Tuck Company, Rihm Kenworth of Saint Paul, and the Minnesota National Guard.
24 Aug 2017
Remembering James C. Hardman: 1931 – 2017
By Donald G. Oren, Chairman of Dart Transit Company – It is with great sadness that I report the passing of James C. Hardman Esq. at the age of 86. Jim was a personal friend who played an important and key role in the trucking industry, helping to make it the economic force that it is today. He also helped Dart Transit Company develop into a strong and innovative carrier.
16 Aug 2017
ATA Releases Newest edition of American Trucking Trends 2017
Did you know that the trucking industry moved $10.42 billion tons of freight last year? That equates to roughly 80% of the nation’s entire freight bill!
21 Jul 2017
Tips for Getting that Perfect Picture of Your Truck!
Dart's annual calendar contest is now in full swing! Read up on our top tips for taking that perfect shot of your truck to make it calendar worthy. Don't forget to submit your photos by September 1, 2017!
18 Jul 2017
Women In Trucking Foundation Scholarship - Only Two Weeks Left!
Applications are being accepted for the Women In Trucking Foundation Scholarship through July 31!
14 Jul 2017
Micah Harman, March Driver of the Month
For Micah Harman, it was time to make a change. His years of working in management were great, but he was looking for something a little more self-empowering. That’s why last September, he decided to make a career change and start driving with Dart Transit Company.
05 Jul 2017
How to Get Started with Vertical Alliance
Dart Transit Company utilizes Vertical Alliance’s online video learning program to communicate tips and important information in an effort to help workers, drivers and independent owner operators reduce incidents and accidents, to create a safer environment for everyone.
05 Jul 2017
New Online Education Tool Offers Way to Earn Extra Cash!
DART DRIVERS—want the chance to win $250? It’s easy! We are excited to offer a new online education tool featuring safety videos. If you watch a select series of videos, you’ll be entered to win one of four $250 VISA gift cards!
29 Jun 2017
Jason Shoumaker, April Contractor of the Month
For Jason, he never expected that he would become a truck driver. It wasn’t until he saw the opportunities that trucking could provide him that he decided to give it a shot.